1 The Fen Orchid – a species on the brink
David Carrington, Clive Hurford, Andy Jones and Tim Pankhurst
9 Through a naturalist's eyes
10 Comment: Lapwings, farming and Environmental Stewardship
14 Habitat management news
Compiled by Conservation Management Advice, RSPB
16 What has the SSSI improvement programme achieved for nature conservation in England?
Keith Kirby, Richard Jefferson, Jonathan Larwood, Debbie Russell, Ben Le Bas and Russell Wright
26 Reserve Focus: The Princethorpe woodlands, Warwickshire
31 ls nature conservation working for plants?
41 Wildlife reports
Compiled by Andrew Branson
65 Conservation news
Compiled by Sue Everett
71 Twitcher in the swamp
72 Book reviews